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... I am 39 year old female just diagnosed recently with Addisons disease after 8 months of vomiting and feeling terrible. I have been put on 20 mg of hydrocortisone in the am and 10mg at night. ... (6 replies)
... I am having such a difficult time with figuring out dosing of Hydrocortisone. I seem to burn through Hydrocortisone so quickly and this is especially causing problems with sleep. ... (8 replies)
... I believe it's a more aggressive form of steroid replacement, and thus the long term side effects will be more serious. ... (8 replies)

... You have every reason to be concerned. Prednisone has a lot of side effects. While it has the ease of having once a day dosage, it does not give the body a break. ... (2 replies)
... probably wouldn't for long term. Many many people take it as their replacement. Thing is we are not taking massive doses...only a "replacement" dose. When on prednisone I tapered my dose to 5mg. 4mg a.m. ... (6 replies)
... Have your hydrocortisone needs increased over time? ... (0 replies)
... takes an additional 2.5mg hydrocortisone each hour of a marathon. This same gal has days when she must rest. ... (16 replies)
Stress
Feb 20, 2004
... The endocrinologist I am seeing now has me on 5mg of prednisone 1 of fludrocortisone and 25 of dhea a day. And I take calcium citrate as a dietary supplement. There are different types of addisons. ... (9 replies)
... I have bounced between Prednisone and Hydrocortisone for years. Once I start retaining water and swelling from water weight, the endo switches me back to the other. ... (4 replies)
Dexamethazone?
Apr 29, 2008
... Well... HC does contain tiny amounts of minercortosteroids but it is very tiny. Hydrocortisone is the steroid most like what the body makes. ... (6 replies)
... Yes. There is a HUGE difference in replacement steroids... and while you have the lovely convenience of supposed once a day dosing, you are on a very very long acting steroid. Which means that every time you take more, you still have it in your body. Which means you are still adding on top of what you have. ... (14 replies)




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